Childhood cancer

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CRC Press, Jan 1, 1989 - Medical - 185 pages
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It offers an understanding of complex emotional responses which invariably accompany the diagnosis of cancer in children; the stress accompanying treatment; the emotinal needs and responses at times of crisis, such as recurrence or death; and the measures that can be used to reduce the pain and anxiety.
Childhood Canceris a book to complement and reinforce the medical advice given at treatment centres.
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Contents

FAMILIAL TENDENCY TO CANCER
10
CANCER CELL SPREAD
16
STAGING OF CANCER
17
Tests and Procedures
25
INTRAVENOUS NEEDLES LINES AND CATHETERS
33
PROBLEMS OF ADJUSTING
39
DEPRESSION
40
TREATMENT OF RELAPSE
47
NonHodgkins Lymphoma
95
RELAPSE
102
IRRADIATION REGIMENS
109
TREATMENT
115
UNFAVORABLE HISTOLOGY
116
PROGNOSIS
129
EMOTIONAL RESPONSES TO TREATMENT
143
PROGNOSIS
151

PROCEDURE OF TRANSPLANTATION
55
TYPES OF ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS
61
The Dying Child
63
COMPLICATIONS
76
Acute Nonlymphocytic
85
Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
91
REHABILITATION
157
EMOTIONAL RESPONSES
164
The Histiocytic Disorders
165
Glossary
171
Index
179
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